Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tip for Knitting Arms

For months, I've been wearing Golden saying, "I wish these arms were one-inch longer.  This weekend, I did it!

Knitting Tip: When knitting sleeves, put the sweater in a bag or pillow case.

Sleeves are super-fast to knit and your sweater will be spinning like a top in your lap. The bag will not only protect the rest of your sweater, but it will also make it easier to turn everything.

Once I wash it and re-block*, I'll be ready to take some "finished for real" photos for you guys. :)

*I can machine wash and dry this sweater, which is awesome.  Re-blocking  is a quick spritz of the edges and an over-night dry on a towel on the kitchen table.  Not a big deal at all.
4 Comments leave a comment


Lynda M O said ...
Excellent suggestion. Mostly our projects are in bags anyway so making that bag an "easy-in-easy-out" bag like a Zip-Lock is smart. Letting elementary school age kids decorate them for us would be fun for all !~!

That's a beautiful color there. I have some KnitPicks similar to it. Cannot recall the color name right now...
4/22/2014 10:17 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Lynda M O ... This is Knit Picks Simply Cotton in Golden Heather. They don't make the Simply Cotton anymore, but luckily I bought the ever-loving hell out of it because the colors are so amazing. Seriously, I have dozens of skeins ... and several onsies because I wanted all the colors.
4/25/2014 9:20 PM

Melissa said ...
Great idea, my sleeves always get all twisted up and this would probably help avoid that. :)
5/5/2014 6:32 PM
 
Diane Ugo said ...
I havent ventured into knitting jumpers yet, but when I do, this will definitely come in handy.
5/30/2014 10:49 AM

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